Tor: A Powerful Browser That Flies Under the Radar

If you are not familiar with the Internet “anonymizer,” this article is for you.


It is a fact that the importance of internet includes the following:

  • Privacy
  • Anonymity
  • Speed
  • Access
  • Security

As internet users, we have different priorities on using the internet. Just like our personalities and work, we use the internet for different reasons. We use it depending on our hobbies, obsessions, interests and political affiliations.

When Privacy Is The Utmost Priority   

For some people, they are using the internet without being identified. They remain anonymous. The reasons behind it are as follows:

  • They don’t want others to find out who they are.
  • They want to visit the specific site with no one knows about it. They don’t want to discover what they do illegal or not.
  • They want to practice their freedom of expression.
  • They know that we can be tracked easily through the use of the internet.

It is the reason why the Internet network Tor was developed for this crowd.

What is Tor?

Tor is a service that can redirect the Internet traffic with a special network which helps a person to remain unidentifiable online. Tor exists to maintain the user’s name out of Internet activity. These are for people who want to communicate without mentioning their true names. It is the main responsibility of Tor.

The Meaning of Tor

Tor means The Onion Router. It is never spelled T.O.R. or TOR, but it’s simply Tor. It was discovered in the mid-1990s by some computer scientists and mathematicians while working for the United States Naval Research Laboratory. They were responsible for protecting their Navy’s online intelligence communications. They not just aim to remain anonymous, but they also want to avoid others from deciphering and stealing the Navy’s communications.  

Tor is open in the public

Tor had already transformed from a special network to send a secure military communication to a network. The development of The Tor Project happened in 2002 to 2005. Tor is specifically designed for the world to use the internet anonymously.

The beginning of the “onion” idea

When you peeled an onion, it comes apart in layers. It is why the computer engineers create Tor with a method of adding layers of encryption over data across a network. When the layer is peeled away, nobody can see the transferred data. It is the same as the intruder will not know who the sender is.

Tor today

When you are about to use the Tor, you must be ready. Thus, some people use it for bad reasons. It exceeds their right of expression. As much as possible, use it in a good way.


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